TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Newly-released court documents show that blood found at Josh Powell’s Utah home was that of his missing wife.
Powell’s wife, Susan, vanished from their home in December 2009. Josh Powell was the only suspect in her presumed murder. He maintained his innocence and said he had taken their boys, then 2 and 4, on a midnight camping trip in freezing temperatures the night she disappeared.
On Feb. 5 Josh Powell locked a social worker out of his rental house, attacked the boys with a hatchet and then ignited the home in an explosive, gas-fueled inferno. The social worker was not injured.